It is really very hard to handle pesky throat infection. Sometimes these become really very irritating. Therefore, all of us look for quick fixes of throat infections. Here is a list of the best home and herbal remedies for throat infection.

Throat infections are really very common and almost all the people suffer from throat infections. Bacteria and viruses are the main cause behind the common cold and flu also infect the throat. These viruses and Bacteria inflame the tissues of tonsils and lymph nodes causing throat infections. Swelling, coughing, irritation in the throat, itching, difficulty in swallowing and difficulty in speaking are the main symptoms of throat infections.

Some Herbal Remedies for Throat Infection

Lemon and black tea

Squeeze the juice of a half lemon in black tea. Then add a pinch of salt in the solution and then drink this hot tea. Consume this lemon and black tea three to four times a day. This will give instant relief to your throat infections. With lemon’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties, you will get instant relief from pain and swelling.

Green tea

Boil a cup of water and then add a spoon of green tea into it. Boil the mixture for at least 10 minutes. Consume this green tea three to four times a day. Green tea is not just helpful in reducing infections but as well as it is also helpful in easing the pain. Other than this, it is also helpful in boosting immunity.

Raw honey

Regular intake of raw honey is helpful in increasing the number of antioxidants in the body. This gel-like liquid is great in reducing throat infections. It offers a sigh of relief instantly. It does not only protect your throat from virus infections but as well as helpful in preventing the infections from spreading. The antibacterial properties of raw honey keep your throat safe for a longer time.


Apple cider vinegar

In order to treat a sore throat, sipping apple cider vinegar is one of the best herbal remedies for throat infection. Compounds present in apple cider vinegar such as acetic acid is helpful in killing bad bacteria from your body and promotes the growth of the good bacteria with its antibiotic properties.

Coconut oil

If you are considering for oil pulling the coconut oil is a great solution for you. It is helpful in reducing the growth of the bacteria and viruses cause throat infections.

Turmeric powder

Take a spoon of “desi ghee”. Heat it for a few seconds, then add a teaspoon of turmeric powder into it. Stir turmeric in Ghee well for a minute. Make a ball of the mixture and swallow it with a glass of hot water before you go to sleep. This is a great herbal remedy to cure throat infections that are stubborn. This herbal remedy is great in offering quick results.

Holy Basil and black pepper

Take a glass of water, boil it. Add four to five leaves of holy basil into boiling water. Then crush four to five black peppers and add into the boiling water. Boil the mixture for three to four minutes. Drink the prepared tea for three to four times a day regularly. The healing process will start immediately when you choose to drink the prepared mixture.


Gargling with warm salt water is one of the best herbal remedies for throat infections. It helps in soothing throat infections quickly. It is helpful in killing the bad bacteria from the body. Prepare salt water solution with water and salt. All you have to do is just to boil a glass of water and then add a half spoon of salt into it. Gargling helps in cleaning the throat, therefore, reduce infections. 

Next time whenever you suffer from infections, choose one of the above remedies and rid of all your throat infections.